What computers are available in the Library?
The Lloyd Sealy Library currently has over 100 computers available in the Library for student, faculty, and staff use. Both Macs and PCs are available. Library users can also log onto wifi using their own computers and devices.
Funds from the Student Technology Fee have made the purchase of Library computers and databases possible.
Where can I type and print papers in the Library?
Lower level: The main computer lab is located in the Reserve Room of the Library. The Student Technology Fee has funded Windows PCs and iMacs that are equipped with the same software available in the other campus labs, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), SPSS, and more. (Full list of software — scroll to bottom.) Printers and scanners are available in the lab.
Upper level: 16 additional computers are equipped with Microsoft Office. These computers are located on the "upper deck" toward the back of the Library (up the ramp or small set of stairs). Printers and scanners are available upstairs.
Computer lab assistants are available to provide help during most open hours. During peak times, the Reserve Room Lab has extended hours (see schedule).
Students can also borrow Mac/PC laptops and iPads from the Laptop Loan Center in the New Building and use them in the Library. John Jay maintains other computer labs elsewhere on campus. (See real-time availability info about other labs.)
Where can I do research in the Library?
While online research can be done on any computer, the computers by the stairwell and nearest to the Reference Desk are designated research workstations. They are reserved for students doing research only and are not equipped with Microsoft Office.